Middle East & Africa Guidelines

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) website lists osteoporosis guidelines from around the world. Please note that the listing may not be up to date, inclusion of guidelines in this listing does not imply endorsement, and there may be multiple guidelines from any one country or region. 

References are available here. Where available a link to the full text of a guideline is provided.

If your country or region has issued osteoporosis guidelines which are not included here, or if updated guidelines are available, please contact us.

Country or Region Title of Guideline Date
Middle East
& North Africa

Pan Arab Osteoporosis Society Guidelines for Osteoporosis Management (ref_73)

Middle East and North Africa Consensus on Osteoporosis (ref 21)



Iran Physician Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis (ref 43) 2008
Jordan Practical Guide for Management of Osteoporosis (ref_70) 2017

Lebanese FRAX-Based Osteoporosis Treatment Guidelines (2017) (ref 66)

Lebanese guidelines on osteoporosis assessment and treatment (ref 9)

Guidelines for fragility fracture in Lebanon (2012)
(ref 45)


2004 &


Morocco Vitamin D recommendations of Moroccan Soc. of Rheumatology
(ref 67)
Saudi Arabia Guidelines for prevention and management of osteoporosis in adults 2003
South Africa South African Clinical Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis: 2010
(ref 48)